English Language Arts

  • Welcome to Kalamazoo Public Schools’ English Language Arts Programs.  Kalamazoo Public Schools’ motto, “Every Child, Every Opportunity, Every Time,” exemplifies the goal of helping every student learn to use language effectively as a tool for communication, as an instrument for communication and as an instrument for thinking, learning, and imagining.

    Read by Grade 3 Law


    In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed a law that requires schools to identify learners who are struggling with reading and writing and to provide additional help. The law states that third graders may repeat third grade if they are more than one grade level behind as determined by the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP), beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. For more information visit the Michigan Department of Education website  or speak with your child's teacher.

Contact Information

  • Angela Justice, Coordinator of English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Library Services

    Email Angela Justice, 

    Harmony Manion, Instructional Secretary

    English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Library Services Program
    Administration Building
    1220 Howard Street
    Kalamazoo, MI 49008
    Phone:  (269) 337-0145